Mold is a common problem in many homes and can pose a serious health risk to occupants if left untreated. While DIY methods for mold removal may seem like a cost-effective solution, it’s important to consider the risks and potential long-term effects of inadequate or incomplete remediation. Hiring a professional for mold remediation ensures that the job is done safely and effectively, with proper tools, equipment, and expertise.
Professional mold remediation companies have the knowledge and experience to identify the type and extent of mold growth, assess the risks associated with exposure, and implement the appropriate remediation techniques to remove mold from the affected area. In addition, they use specialized equipment and protective gear to minimize exposure to mold spores and prevent cross-contamination to other areas of the home.
In the case of Pure Maintenance of Central Illinois, we use revolutionary dry fogging equipment to effectively and safely remove mold from homes and businesses throughout Champaign, Peoria, Urbana and several neighborhoods of Central Illinois.
Following mold remediation, it’s important to take steps to prevent future mold growth and ensure that the affected area is thoroughly cleaned and inspected. This includes conducting a final inspection, monitoring the area for future growth, improving ventilation, cleaning the area, and addressing any underlying moisture issues that may have contributed to the mold growth.
What to Do Following Mold Remediation?
You don’t want mold to return after remediation. Here are our 5 recommendations for what to do after mold remediation is complete:
Conduct a Final Inspection
After mold remediation, it’s important to conduct a final inspection to ensure that all mold has been properly removed. This can be done by a professional or using a mold testing kit. If any mold is found during the inspection, it should be remediated as soon as possible. It’s important to remember that mold can grow in hidden areas, such as behind walls or under carpeting, so a thorough inspection is necessary to ensure that all mold has been removed. PMCI includes a post remediation mold test following every service.
Monitor for Future Mold Growth
It’s important to monitor the area for future mold growth, especially if the underlying cause of the mold (such as water damage) hasn’t been addressed. This can include regular inspections and addressing any moisture issues immediately. If you notice any signs of mold growth, such as a musty smell or discoloration on surfaces, it’s important to address the issue as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
Improving ventilation in the affected area can help prevent future mold growth. This can include opening windows, using fans, and ensuring that HVAC systems are properly maintained. Proper ventilation helps to keep the air flowing and reduces the moisture levels in the room, which can help prevent mold growth.
Cleaning the Area
After mold remediation, it’s important to thoroughly clean the area to remove any remaining mold spores. This can include wiping down surfaces with a mold-inhibiting cleaner and vacuuming with a HEPA filter. A HEPA filter is important because it can capture mold spores that may be left behind after remediation.
Address Underlining Issues
If the mold was caused by a moisture issue, such as a leak or humidity problem, it’s important to address this issue to prevent future mold growth. This may require repairs or renovations to the affected area. It’s important to identify and address the underlying cause of the mold to prevent it from recurring in the future
Keep Mold Gone for Good!
Following mold remediation, it’s important to take steps to prevent future mold growth and ensure that the affected area is thoroughly cleaned and inspected. By conducting a final inspection, monitoring the area for future growth, improving ventilation, cleaning the area, and addressing any underlying moisture issues, you can help prevent the recurrence of mold in your home.
These recommendations, when followed properly, can ensure that your home is safe and healthy for you and your family. If you have any concerns about mold in your home, it’s important to consult with a professional mold remediation company like Pure Maintenance of Central Illinois to ensure that the job is done safely and effectively.